Keeping Mike alive

The face of addiction in N.J. is sometimes young, handsome and haunted Keeping Mike alive / October 10, 2023 / NJ.com By Spencer Kent Mike eyes me suspiciously, a smoldering cigarette in hand. I’m pretty Read More »

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Ocean County to Spend Millions in Opioid Settlement Funds; Recovery Specialists, Community Organizers Weigh In

The Ocean County Opioid Advisory Council convened a public forum on Tuesday, March 7 at the Southern Service Center in Manahawkin, where officials heard from members of grassroots nonprofit organizations dedicated to addiction recovery and to fighting the opioid overdose crisis. Input was invited to help the newly appointed council determine how best to utilize the opioid settlement money Ocean County will receive – on average $900,000 per year for the next 18 years – to create and improve treatment options and services in the county. The council advises the Ocean County Board of Commissioners.

It’s official: We passed the MAT Act.

It’s official: We passed the MAT Act.

On December 29, 2022, the federal Omnibus bill containing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act was finally signed into law, officially eliminating the outdated X-waiver and making medication assisted treatment more accessible for our loved ones in New Jersey and across the entire country! Take a minute to celebrate, huge federal wins like this don’t happen every day, and this is life-changing and life-saving stuff.

Narcan vending machines are a life-saving tool for the harm reduction arsenal

Thanks to the tireless organizing of people with substance use disorder, their loved ones, and community members, New Jersey has been expanding access to the life-saving overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. However, access should be expanded even further through the use of free naloxone vending machines.

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